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Volkswagen Fusca

(1996 model)

Brief specs of 1996 Volkswagen Fusca

5-seater, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 1585 cm3 / 96.7 cu in / 96.7 cu in, 39.0 kW / 52.3 hp / 52.3 hp @ 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm, 105.0 N·m / 77.4 lb·ft / 77.4 lb·ft @ 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from1996
ModelFuscaIssued until
SerieFuscaNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE,US,BR,MX,ZA


Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3690 l / 130.31 cu ft / 130.31 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4060 mm / 159.8 in / 159.8 inTotal (curb) weight820 kg / 1808 lb / 1808 lb
Width1550 mm / 61.0 in / 61.0 inDry weight
Height1510 mm / 59.4 in / 59.4 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2410 mm / 94.9 in / 94.9 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance120 mm / 4.7 in / 4.7 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.68  


Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.99 m2 / 21.4 sq ft / 21.4 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)


Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement1585 cm3 / 96.7 cu in / 96.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power39.0 kW / 52.3 hp / 52.3 hp at 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque105.0 N·m / 77.4 lb·ft / 77.4 lb·ft at 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)15.6 kW / 20.9 hp / 20.9 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output24.6 kW/l / 0.541 bhp/cu in / 0.541 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque66.2 N·m/l / 0.58 lb·ft/cu in / 0.58 lb·ft/cu in


Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio


Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio64.6 kW/ton / 48.9 bhp/ton / 48.9 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions


Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front165/80-R15Tyres rear165/80-R15
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen Fusca


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